John Simpson is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle University, an honorary consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle Hospitals, and an NIHR Senior Investigator. John has been Director of the NIHR Newcastle MIC since its origins in 2012 as the previously named NIHR Newcastle Diagnostics Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Newcastle. He led the DEC’s successful bid to become an NIHR MIC in 2017.
John is also a founding member of Diagnostics North East, a coordinated network of organisations that aim to improve patient care through the development, evaluation and adoption of most promising new diagnostics.
His research interests largely focus on infection in critically ill patients. He has been chief investigator for four successfully completed randomised controlled trials, one of which studied a novel diagnostic strategy for ventilator-associated pneumonia in 22 UK intensive care units. His main clinical interests are in pneumonia, pulmonary embolism and interstitial lung disease.
Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Newcastle University; honorary consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle Hospitals; NIHR Senior Investigator; Deputy Chair, MRC Clinical Training and Career Development Panel; panel member, NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) panel.